December 22, 2014 News


by Canadian Plastics

Think it’s tough to put together a decent jacket-shirt-tie combo in the morning? Try mastering the complexities of designing an injection molded appearance part for production runs in the hundreds of thousands. It’s as difficult as it sounds. “Small details

November 5, 2014 News

Milacron partners with Trexel on MuCell injection technology

by Canadian Plastics

Processing equipment maker Milacron LLC is partnering with Trexel Inc. to incorporate the MuCell microcellular foam injection molding technology into Milacron injection molding machines.

October 22, 2014 News

SPE calls for Thermoformer of the Year nominations

by Canadian Plastics

Nominations are now open for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) annual Thermoformer of the Year Award. 

October 17, 2014 News

Nu-Co Plastics among the finalists for Ontario Export Awards

by Canadian Plastics

Blenheim, Ont.-based injection molder Nu-Co Plastics is among the finalists that have been revealed for the Ontario Export Awards.

September 30, 2014 News

RJG Inc. buys I/M technology provider G&A Moulding

by Canadian Plastics

Injection molding solutions provider RJG Inc. is acquiring UK-based G&A Moulding Technology.

September 17, 2014 News

Stratasys buys 3D CAD software designer GrabCAD

by Canadian Plastics

3D printing and additive manufacturing machines maker Stratasys Ltd. has purchased 3D CAD software designer GrabCAD Inc.

August 22, 2014 News

New Sumitomo Demag rep for Western Canada

by Canadian Plastics

Shaw and Christler Equipment Technologies LLC has been appointed as manufacturers’ representatives for Sumitomo (SHI) Demag for the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

August 11, 2014 News

Husky kicks off technical world tour

by Canadian Plastics

Plastics processing equipment maker Husky Injection Molding Systems has kicked off its latest world tour with an event in Mexico.

August 1, 2014 News

Arburg expanding in Czech Republic

by Canadian Plastics

Processing equipment maker Arburg Inc. is expanding its subsidiary in the Czech Republic.

July 12, 2014 News

Arburg’s Freeformer nabs Red Dot Award

by Canadian Plastics

Injection molding machine manufacturer Arburg Inc. has won a Red Dot Award for its Freeformer additive manufacturing system.

July 7, 2014 News

Myers Industries concludes purchase of Toronto-based Scepter

by Canadian Plastics

U.S.-based plastics products maker Myers Industries Inc. has completed its $157 million acquisition of Canada’s Scepter Corp. and Scepter Manufacturing LLC.

June 3, 2014 News

Injection, blow molder Scepter sold to Myers Industries

by Canadian Plastics

In a bid to increase its presence in the plastic fuel tank sector, U.S.-based plastics products maker Myers Industries Inc. has acquired Toronto’s Scepter Corp. and Scepter Manufacturing LLC for US$160 million.

June 2, 2014 News

Athena Automation breaks ground for Vaughan, Ont., systems centre

by Canadian Plastics

On May 26, 2014, plastics processing machinery maker Athena Automation Ltd. broke ground for a new systems centre for machine assembly and integration. The 155,000-square-foot (14,400 m2) plant is located next to Athena’s current research…

June 1, 2014 Feature

Athena Automation keeps on building

by Canadian Plastics

Processing machinery maker Athena Automation Ltd. is putting down some deep roots.

April 16, 2014 News

Engel establishes new subsidiary in China

by Canadian Plastics

Austria-based Engel Holding GmbH has established Wintec, a new subsidiary in China that will produce injection molding machines for the Asian market.

February 25, 2014 News

Plastics Hall of Fame to induct six posthumous members

by Canadian Plastics

The Society of the Plastics Industry (SPI) and The Plastics Academy will induct six new members into the Plastics Hall of Fame on Sunday April 27 during the Antec 2014 technical conference in Las Vegas.

December 10, 2013 Feature

R&M Plastic Products beats the third-generation curse

by Canadian Plastics

Some family businesses just don’t work. Fans of The Godfather trilogy, for example, may recall the brothers in the Corleone mob clan winding up as how-to guides for dysfunction. And it’s not like you couldn’t find a gazillion…

October 28, 2013 Feature


by Canadian Plastics


October 16, 2013 News

Arburg launches additive manufacturing machine at K Show

by Canadian Plastics

In addition to manufacturing injection molding machines, Arburg is entering the additive manufacturing market. At a press conference on the day before the opening of the K Show, the company unveiled its “freeformer”, an additive manufacturing…

October 2, 2013 News

Arburg breaks ground on new technical centre in Poland

by Canadian Plastics

Germany-based injection press maker Arburg GmbH Co. has broken ground on a new technology centre in Warsaw, Poland with 800 square metres of useable floorspace, including a 240-square-metre showroom with room for seven Allrounder injection…